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Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec French (1864-1901)

Item: PM.04

Title: Ambassadeurs/Aristide Bruant
Description: Condition A.
Original lithograph from the "Das Moderne Plakat" series, View entire collection (50)
Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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Sheet Size:9 in x 12 in
 23 cm x 30.5 cm

Price: $ 2895.00 USD Rare

Other version available (printed ca.1960)

Full size sold for $ 120,000 US
Swann Auction Galleries, N.Y. Dec. 2007

"For his friend and great Montmartre chansonnier, Aristide Bruant, Lautrec made several posters. Bruant was a strong, forceful, in many ways vulgar entertainer of intimate cabarets, the kind of places where fashionable society went 'slumming' for thrills. Lautrec catches the brutal quality and the disdain with which he treated his audiences. This design is one of the most imposing poster images of all time. The singer dominates the poster with as much authority as he commanded on stage, the red scarf forming an exclamation point. The thrust and power are achieved by fine draftsmanship, excellent colours, and bold composition" (Rennert PAI-XXI 433,436)

This version is from "Das Moderne Plakat " the German publication included 52 colour plates by the great poster artist's of the day. Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897.

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